How do you use your cloth wipes?

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Registered: 09-21-2011
How do you use your cloth wipes?
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Mon, 01-14-2013 - 9:24am

Using cloth wipes is a great way partner with using cloth diapers.  They can save money and help the environment.  They are also a really nice option for anyone who wants a stronger and more durable cloth than most disposables (ever had your hand or finger go through into the ick, or have it rip when you pull it out of the notch in the top of the container??). 

With cloth wipes you have lots of options of how to make your cleaning wash/solution.  You can buy them prepared and just spray or pour onto cloth wipes.  Several major cloth diaper companies make wipe solutions.

Here is one by bumgenius.

http://www.nickisdiapers.com/bumgenius-bottom-cleaner.html

And one by Thirsties.

http://www.kellyscloset.com/Thirsties-Booty-Luster_p_3901.html

You can also make your own.  Here is a link to a bunch of different recipes for homemade wipe solution.

http://www.zany-zebra.com/cloth-wipe-solution.shtml

At home, we use some little coconut soap bits that I buy online with a few drops of essential oil (grapefruit and sandalwood).  I mix these up with about 2 cups of water and pour over a big pile of clean wipes.  I store them in a wipe warmer and that's it!  Quick and easy. 

Do you have a wipe solution that you love?  What are you doing for your wipes?

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Registered: 09-21-2011
Wed, 01-16-2013 - 8:35am
Great idea! Thanks for sharing. That reminded me that we also did water only wipes when DS was EBF. We didn't start using soap until he was on mostly solid food around 14 months when things got much smellier.
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Registered: 10-13-2006
Wed, 01-16-2013 - 1:51am

For most diaper changes I just use water on my cloth wipes.  I keep a Thermos pump pot on the changing able with warm water in it.  For sticky or smelly changes I use a few sprays of either BumGenius Bottom Cleaner or Kissalvs Diaper Lotion Potion and then finish up with water wipes.

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